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Horn measuring winners, season recap

This year has come and gone already. The years seem to go faster every year. We got through all of our regular events despite the bad weather that we had during the summer and fall.

The archery shoots lost about five weeks due to the rainy days during their schedule.

Kids camp went on as usual but it was pretty wet for some of the outdoor programs, but we have enough buildings that lots of the classes could be inside, which was a great help.

Two of the three days of the Rifleman’s Rodeo were also rainy and windy but were carried out despite the conditions. All of these events were well attended despite these handicaps.

Our horn measuring was held on Dec. 8 at the club house. It was a good year for the hunters. We scored 43 sets of horns for those who came out.

The following is a list of the winners of those we measured:

White tail A: 159 1/8, Shane Jensen.

White tail Y: 137 1/8, Levi Busat.

Mule deer A: 170 4/8, Devon Spencer.

Mule deer Y: 121 4/8, Jackson Szigli.

Non-white A: 198 6/8, Rob Strohshein.

Non-mule A: 169 2/8, Angea Shippy.

Bear A: 19 10/16, Eric Brown.

Bear Y: 16 8/16, Levi Busat.

Elk A: 3094/8, Bryce Stewart.

Moose A: 171 5/8, Dale LIllemo.

Sheep A: 153 1/16, Doug Robinson.

We had 615 members at the December 2019 meeting. Memberships run from January 1 to December 31. You can renew your membership any time now.

For those who win club trophies, you can pic them up at the trophy night which will be Feb. 1 at the Stagecoach Saloon at the Stampede grounds. Call Leonard at 4034-588-2834 for further information.

Here are some facts you might be interested in. Canadians spend 18.9 billion dollars a year on hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting sports.

There are 38.9 million breeding ducks in the U. S. and Canada. That is 10 percent above the long term average.

We also have more geese than there were back in the 1930s according to the latest stats that I read about.

Have a great holiday season and we will see you in the New Year.

– Submitted by Robert Greene, publicity chairman, Ponoka Fish and Game Association

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